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CPLAS: New perspectives in photocatalysis and near-surface chemistry: catalysis meets plasmonics

A six-year programme grant funded by EPSRC and industry project partners to investigate light-driven energy-conversion at the nanoscale for stimulating chemical transformations.

Aims

The project aims to advance a new field of research called "plasmo-catalysis", which will take the light-harvesting capabilities of metallic nanostructures and transform this energy to control chemical reaction pathways in photocatalysis and photo-electrocatalysis. The research has the potential for wide-reaching applications in energy production, environmental clean-up & the pharmaceutical industry.

Project status: Ongoing

Principal investigators

anatoly

Anatoly Zayats

Professor

Investigators

Waynes Dixon 2016

Wayne Dickson

Senior Lecturer

Sasha Rakovich2

Aliaksandra Rakovich

Research Fellow

David-Richards-web

David Richards

Professor of Physics

Funding

  • Funding body: The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
  • Amount: £7,902,074
  • Period: May 2022 - May 2028

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Keywords

  • plasmonics
  • catalysis
  • physics
  • chemistry